'Central Park' Episode 8 Preview: Given Brendan’s connection to Bitsy, we should see more of Molly's love life
It is easy to guess that with Brendan possessing such crucial information about the park -- he heard Bitsy's plans -- he will be brought back into the main story and it is about time
‘Central Park’ Episode 7, ‘Squirrel, Interrupted’, was mostly a filler episode. It focussed on the Tillerman family’s interpersonal relationships. Paige (Kathryn Hahn) and Molly (Kristen Bell) were exploring the latter’s skill in chess. At the same time, there was father-son bonding when Owen (Leslie Odom Jr.) took Cole (Titus Burgess) on a scavenger hunt.
But in between the frivolities of the episode, there was one piece of crucial information that was revealed. Brendan (Eugene Cordero), the boy that Molly has a massive crush on, and wants to date, is the great-nephew of Bitsy (Stanley Tucci), the batty old hotel heiress who wants to destroy Central Park. Not just that, Brendan heard Bitsy’s plans regarding the park -- replacing it with condominiums.
It is easy to guess that with Brendan possessing such crucial information about the park, he will be brought back into the main story. And it is about time.
In that regard, hopefully, episode 8, titled ‘Hot Oven’, should finally address what is the second-most important plot-point in the story: the budding romance between Molly and Brendan. In the initial episodes, we saw Molly pining over how she gave Brendan an allergic reaction when they kissed. The anxious teen was worried Brendan would never talk to her again. But in the last couple of episodes, there has been absolutely no mention of the boy. At least from Molly’s side.
But this also brings us to what is at the heart of the story: the plan to destroy the park and Paige’s attempts to uncover the truth. Paige already knows that Bitsy is up to something -- thanks to a tip from Birdie, the narrator, voiced by showrunner Josh Gad. Following that, when she sneaked into Bitsy’s hotel, she discovered that the heiress was making some kind of a deal with a Russian oligarch called Dimitri.
Paige is not the sharpest journalist out there, and connecting all the dots so far has been a combination of dumb luck and sheer persistence. But with this secret information from Brendan (hopefully he will reveal it to Molly, who will relay it to Paige), she just might be able to expose Bitsy’s evil plan.
New episodes of ‘Central Park’ air every Friday on Apple TV+.